Taxon: Ruellia simplex C. Wright

Genus: Ruellia
Family: Acanthaceae
  Subfamily: Acanthoideae
      Tribe: Ruellieae
Nomen number: 455109
Place of publication: F. A. Sauvalle, Anales Acad. Ci. Méd. Habana 6:321. 1870 (Fl. cub. 97)
Comment: see Taxonomic Literature (TL-2) 5:79. 1985 for author
Name Verified on: 17-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Pak, as Ruellia brittoniana)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Hidalgo, - Puebla, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, - Cordoba, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - Misiones, - Salta, - Santa Fe, - Santiago del Estero, - Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - South Carolina

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Ezcurra, C. & T. F. Daniel 2007. Ruellia simplex, an older and overlooked name for Ruellia tweediana and Ruellia coerulea (Acanthaceae) (Darwiniana) 45:201-203.
  • Llamas, K. A. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation. 2003 (Trop Flow Pl)
  • Weakley, A. S. Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and surrounding areas. (F Carol Virg Georg)
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)


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